April 2019 Minutes


Thursday, April 4th, 2019

— District 12 General Service Steering Committee Meeting —

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 6:20 pm
  • No new business

— District 12 General Service Meeting —

  • Call to Order by Nancy (DCMC) @ 7:30 pm
  • Open with the Serenity Prayer by Nancy
  • GSR Preamble read by Lynne


  • Tradition #4 Workshop Recap: Bob
    • Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or
      AA as a whole.
    • With respect to its own affairs, the group may make any decisions, adopt any
      attitudes that it likes. No overall or intergroup authority should challenge this
      primary privilege. We feel this ought to be so, even though the group might
      sometimes act with complete indifference to our Traditions. The group’s “right to
      be wrong” is held inviolate.


  • Concept #4 Workshop Recap: David
    • Throughout our Conference structure, we ought to maintain at all responsible
      levels a traditional “Right of Participation,” taking care that each classification or
      group of our world servants shall be allowed a voting representation in reasonable
      proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.
    • The principle of “Right of Participation” is built into the General Service
      Conference through the Conference Charter. Voting members include not only
      delegates, but also the trustees, and the directors and staff members of A.A. World
      Services (i.e., G.S.O.) and the A.A. Grapevine. In the same way, the boards of
      these two operating entities include as voting members not only trustees, but also
      non-trustee directors and paid administrators and staff members. The chairperson
      of the General Service Board appoints non-trustee members to the standing
      committees in order to have the advantage of their expertise, and staff members
      serve as committee secretaries. “There are no ‘superiors,’ no ‘inferiors,’ and no


  • DCMC’s Report: Nancy
    • Upon motion duly made, and seconded, March 2019 Minutes approved
    • Presentation on “Group Conscience” process
    • Next Area 09 Meeting – Area Assembly – 4/14/2019 – 9AM-2:30PM
      • Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
      • 100 W 5th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
    • Pre-Conference Workshop, Sunday, 5/5/2019 – Registration 8:30AM
      • UFCW Union Local 324
      • 8530 Stanton Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
      • For more information www.msca09aa.org
    • Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop
      • 4/6/2019 11AM-2PM
      • 24442 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods, CA 92637


  • ALT DCMC Report:
    • Upon motion duly made, and having carried, the July 2019 GSR Meeting will
      be dark.


  • Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
    • Dennis has included March 2019 report and a breakout of all the line items in
      the handout
    • The line items can help explain to your groups what the district does with the
      money from contributions.


  • Secretary’s Report: Tim
    • Please see the Secretary with your email if you are not getting the minutes


  • Registrar’s Report: Lindsey
    • No report


  • GSR Orientation – Ryan
    • 5 New GSRs
    • All new GSRs got service sponsors
      • Dana (Christine)
      • Alex (David)
      • Pat (Susan)
      • Sally (Romy)
      • Nicole (Romy)


  • Committee Reports
    • Cooperating With The Elderly Committee: No report


  • Sponsorship Workshop (Lacy)
    • Site identified; date target is October 2019
    • Upon motion duly made and seconded, $50 approved for site


  • Memorial Day Picnic Committee – Nathan
    • Monday, May 27, 2019 11AM-3PM
    • San Gorgornio Park (2916 Via San Gorgonio, San Clemente, CA 92672)


  • Grapevine Chair – David
    • No report


  • Public Information Committee – No report
    • Committee needs members (Check your email)
    • Meets 3rd Saturday every month 9AM-10AM (Canyon Club)


  • Traditions Day Committee – David
    • No report


  • Website Committee – Scott
    • www.mcsadistrict12aa.org


  • Treatment Committee on BTG – Lynne
    • The Committee Meeting is held every 4th Saturday 9:30AM – 11:00AM at the Presbyterian Church on Estrella
    • Website: www.d12btg.com
    • Volunteer committee packets and business cards are available


  • Literature Chair – No report
  • We have literature available at our meeting for our use only.


  • New Business
    • Upon motion duly made and seconded, and having carried, AOCYPAA will
      receive support for 2020 Round Up


  • Sub District Recaps – No report


  • Breakout Recap – Lynne, Bob, Romy


  • District Meeting Recap – Sarah


  • March Birthdays
    • Bob (33), Mike (8), Loree (35), Mike (27), Brooke (4)


  • Close with Responsibility Statement
    • “I am responsible… When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of
    • AA always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.”


*** For Changes to Minutes: Please email Tim A. @ mscadistrict12@gmail.com ***